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by neiliog93
January 22nd, 2021, 5:34 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 348
Views: 30195

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

End of provincial rugby if it happens. Identity is key to the provinces.
by neiliog93
January 14th, 2021, 7:49 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 263
Views: 16467

Re: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1

They have closed the gap. The pilfering of the Leinster squad and decline of Sexton have weakened Leinster's squad, while world class, expensive imported players from South Africa and (and a fair few players from Leinster) have strengthened Munster's.
by neiliog93
January 10th, 2021, 2:36 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 16
Replies: 30
Views: 1380

Re: Pro 16

No, it's not new but it's becomingly much more prevalent.
by neiliog93
January 10th, 2021, 1:16 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 16
Replies: 30
Views: 1380

Re: Pro 16

Yeah, it's interesting to see more teams copying England and South Africa, who play PS du Toit and Lawe/Itoje at flanker. We can have the same with Ryan Baird long-term, Munster have Beirne, Connacht have Dillane.
by neiliog93
January 8th, 2021, 10:27 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Ulster Fri 8th January 2021 19:35 EirSport
Replies: 206
Views: 9780

Re: Leinster v Ulster Fri 8th January 2021 19:35 EirSport

curates_egg wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 10:25 pm
Huge defensive set to deny them the bonus.
This could be the difference in who wins the conference. Huge defensive set at the end.
by neiliog93
January 8th, 2021, 9:29 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Ulster Fri 8th January 2021 19:35 EirSport
Replies: 206
Views: 9780

Re: Leinster v Ulster Fri 8th January 2021 19:35 EirSport

A lot of very fussy breakdown calls (against both teams) interrupting the flow of the game.
by neiliog93
January 3rd, 2021, 5:55 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport
Replies: 192
Views: 9476

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport

If we don't get a competant hooker from somewhere, and quickly, we can forget Europe Sale will need to offload players after their salary cap issues and their hooker Akker van der Merwe is an accurate and athletic player, but doesn't come with the salary expectations of a capped Springbok. He would...
by neiliog93
January 3rd, 2021, 4:16 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport
Replies: 192
Views: 9476

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport

If we don't get a competant hooker from somewhere, and quickly, we can forget Europe Sale will need to offload players after their salary cap issues and their hooker Akker van der Merwe is an accurate and athletic player, but doesn't come with the salary expectations of a capped Springbok. He would...
by neiliog93
January 2nd, 2021, 11:26 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport
Replies: 192
Views: 9476

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport

Looking at the maths, we'll probably still have a shot at toppling Ulster in the last domestic round of the season (probably same weekend as final game of Six Nations, or 20 March)..
by neiliog93
January 2nd, 2021, 10:19 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport
Replies: 192
Views: 9476

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport

What on earth was Ed Byrne at with that stupid offload? We had momentum and fast ball. Just stupid.
by neiliog93
January 2nd, 2021, 10:18 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport
Replies: 192
Views: 9476

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport

One more try for a losing bonus point, few minutes to go, could be crucial at the end of the season. Every point matters.
by neiliog93
January 2nd, 2021, 10:06 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport
Replies: 192
Views: 9476

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport

wixfjord wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 10:05 pm
We need at least another try and a LBP here. Could be huge.
Would definitely take that, 2 points here could end up being crucial.
by neiliog93
January 2nd, 2021, 10:05 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport
Replies: 192
Views: 9476

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport

Very harsh crossing call and a Connacht player clearly not rolling away for their 65th minute holding on penalty. It's almost impossible to chase a deficit with the new breakdown interpretation favouring defensive teams.
by neiliog93
January 2nd, 2021, 9:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport
Replies: 192
Views: 9476

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 2nd 19.35 Eir Sport

Leavy not comfortable at 8 at all. Our front have been poor in open play and at rucks. Our second row weak and anonymous. Luke McGrath totally out of sorts; Sexton's 24 minutes on the field was dreadful. Jimmy O'Brien much more comfortable at 15 than 13 or 10. New caps doing ok in the circumstances ...
by neiliog93
January 1st, 2021, 3:09 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 391
Views: 21955

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

Munster have made some big calls for the Ulster game. This is essentially a second string team with Daly being the only player retained from the great escape. Not overly confident now after looking at both teams. I think even if Munster stay with Ulster for the first 60 mins, the ulster bench will ...
by neiliog93
January 1st, 2021, 12:15 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Thank You " mildlyinterested"
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Re: Thank You " mildlyinterested"

The anorak among anoraks. All hail.
by neiliog93
December 29th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Two Leinster players test positive for Covid-19
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Two Leinster players test positive for Covid-19

I wouldn't worry too much, the chances of Covid being severe for an otherwise healthy person under 35 are utterly miniscule. On an anecdotal level, I had Covid in March and was slightly unwell for two weeks. My first run back was awful, coughing up a lot of gunk, but thereafter I was absolutely fine...
by neiliog93
December 27th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 353
Views: 26398

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

Very early to be calling Penny potentially world class. I don't think Ireland's problem is the size of our pack (although it wouldn't hurt to have a heavier pack), we were on top of the world in 2018 with a similar sized pack but our players, especially our top performers form fell off a cliff for ...
by neiliog93
December 27th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 353
Views: 26398

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

Penny is a solid 5'11"/6'0". Opensides don't actually need to be 6'2". George Smith, Michael Hooper and Heinrich Brussouw are 5'11", Phil Waugh is 5'9", and David Pocock is variously listed as 6'0" or 6'1". All of those guys were world class in their position at their peak (Hooper still is). Other e...
by neiliog93
December 27th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 353
Views: 26398

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

I think Penny has the potential to be world class as an openside. I don't think any of our other back-row prospects (as good as they are) have the potential to be world class, which I would define as mounting a credible challenge to inclusion in a World XV. It sounds odd but I would prefer to lose a...